Running performance involves much more than the size of your aerobic engine. It’s an elastic event. To cover distance efficiently, we rely on elastic rebound—the body’s natural ability to store and release energy—every time the foot strikes the ground.
Our trail running plan combines the time-tested MAF (Maximum Aerobic Function) approach to building aerobic capacity along with our Athlete IQ work to hone biomechanics, coordination, and elasticity, allowing you to go further, and faster, with the same energy output. Lastly, we layer on strength training to improve tendon capacity, reduce injury risk, and correct movement dysfunction common to many runners.
The plan is adaptable to all levels with its built-in aerobic volume formula, which allows you to customize your starting point based on your current fitness, goals, and available time.
Every training plan includes Athlete IQ, aerobic, and strength training sessions following our full-spectrum training method, along with detailed coach notes, exercise video demonstrations, and a personal digital training log. The plan is yours for life. Start it whenever you want and repeat it as many times as you’d like.